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DABANGG is an expensive film

Unlike many film makers today who try to underplay the money spent on the making of a film and build a perception to make a look reasonably priced lest it gets under the scrutiny once the box office collections are out, Arbaaz Khan is not shying away from admitting the high price tag that his debut production DABANGG carries.

“Yes, DABANGG is an expensive film but when you invest in a project like this where you have total confidence, you don’t hold back on spending money at the right places. Jab itni pyaar se picture banaayi jaati hai tab kharche ke baare mein nahi socha jaata,” says Arbaaz who is visibly quite fond of his first born baby and is going all out to make it the most talked about film this season.


“We come from the film family and we did all that was necessary for the script to come alive on screen,” says Arbaaz, “Yes, the budget was high here but we had planned for that. Just imagine; when a regular movie is shot in 60 days in entirety, just the canning of action sequences in DABANGG cost us 60 days. This pretty much confirms how big this film is and the canvas that it has been shot.”

The result was an exciting product which is said to be commanding a good price in the industry today.

“You heard it right,” Arbaaz gets smiling here, “The market has improved today and we are lucky in that aspect. The film is commanding the price it deserves. We didn’t compromise on the making of the film. Jab itni mehnat karo toh right vibes toh aati hi hain. We are confident about what we have made and naturally, the investors too are taking cue from our confidence.”

Well, all that one wants now is the audience getting the same confidence in the film as well once it hits the screen on 10th September.

Deepika kisses Neil in public

Deepika Padukone and Neil Nitin Mukesh not only shared an awesome chemistry in reel but they shared some romantic moment in the public also. During the promotional event of their latest flick, ‘Lafangey Parindey’ at Ghatkopar mall in Mumbai, Deepika turned to Neil and planted a kiss on his cheeks. The camerapersons present during the event did not miss the chance and immediately captured the intimate moment of Neil and Dips.

They interacted with their fans, posed for photographs and signed autographs. The interactive session of Neil-Deepika with their fans was limited but the duo filled up the moment with fun. Both the actors have a high expectation from the film where Neil is playing a tough fighter and Deepika a blind girl, who dances with perfection on skates.

Well, the way they went crazy and flaunted their likings for each other in public, they are right to be called, ‘Lafangey…’

Yadav is in jail, but he's keen to see 'Dabangg

The song number ‘munni badnaam’ from ‘Dabangg’ and the catchy promos have already whipped up interest for the Salman Khan starrer from famous and infamous quarters.

Case in point: Rajesh Ranjan aka Pappu Yadav.

Word has it that Yadav, the former Janata Dal MP from Bihar, presently serving a term in prison is all eager to view a screening of ‘Dabangg’ prior to the release of the cop flick.

Incidentally, Yadav is amply keen to view the cop centric flick to check out the performance of… Sonu Sood!

Apparently, Sood met up with the jailbird politician to get all the nuances right for his role of a Bihari politician in ‘Dabangg’.

Apparently, the actor visited Bihar in July 2010 and met up with Yadav, who offered to host him and take him on a tour of Bihar for him to get a first hand taste of the badlands.

States Sood in a tabloid quote, “I don’t know too much about Bihar politics. But meeting up with Yadav was certainly interesting. He was quite excited about ‘Dabangg’ and offered to show me around Bihar state and meet up with his colleagues.”

Adds he,”I have imitated Yadav’s ‘look’ and body language in ‘Dabangg’. Now that he wants to watch the film in jail, I’m going to speak to Arbaaz Khan and the jail authorities about it.”

The film Murali Meets Meera finally goes on the floors

August 22, 2010:Well known director, Yogish Hunasur will mark his transition from direction to producing with the movie “Murali Meets Meera”. The film had its grand mahurath at the famous Kanteerava Studios on Thursday. The eminent personalities from Kannada film industry attended the mahurath and showered their blessings. Yogish Hunasur is a very important mover and shaker of the Kannada Film Directors Association, so he commands respect from all corners of the society.

The film will be directed by Mahesh Rao, who also directed the movie ‘Dheemaaku’ starring Naveen Krishnan. Mahesh Rao has also written scripts for a couple of films. The upcoming movie is described as a love story with a twist that sets it apart from typical “boy meets girl” stories. The love story has been based on the recession that hit the global economy. The film will see a nice pairing between Reema and Prajwal Devaraj. The chemistry between this young onscreen couple is going to make this movie a hit among the youngsters.

Reema was extremely positive about the movie and she expressed her happiness for getting the opportunity work in the film. The contemporary love story is believable and the storyline will appeal to people of all ages.

Shoot with wife Gauri gives Shah Rukh Khan jitters

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan can face 10 cameras at a time without feeling conscious, but says he is extremely nervous about a shoot with wife Gauri for a furniture brand.

“Preparing for a `big` shoot tomorrow. No its not `Ra.One` with 10 cameras. It is with Gauri for D Decor brand of furnishings… very nervous… just got to know that D Decor is the third largest furnishing brand in the world. great entrepreneurship,” Shah Rukh posted on his Twitter page.

The pair tied the knot 19 years ago and have two children – Aryan and Suhana.

Shah Rukh has been shooting in London for his home production “Ra.One” for the past few months.

Even though he has been busy with his shooting, the actor took out time to watch Yash Raj Films` “Lafangey Parindey” starring Neil Nitin Mukesh and Deepika Padukone.

Deepika made her Bollywood debut with Shah Rukh and has managed to received a compliment from him for her work in “Lafangey Parindey”, directed by Pradeep Sarkar.

“Saw `Lafangey Parindey` last night… Deepika has acted really well and so has Neil Nitin… best of luck to Pradeep da for his film,” he added.

Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan got into a fight


Ever since Bollywood arch rivals Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan got into a fight at Katrina Kaif’s birthday, they have been keeping away from each other. Recently, at the Mehboob studios, they alm,ost bumped into each other.

It is learnt that, Salman too was giving interview for his forthcoming film Dabangg at the Mehboob Studios. Interestingly, Shahrukh was also shooting for a TV commercial in the same vicinity. The duo were very much aware of each other’s presence. Shahrukh chose to remain on the set, while Salman Khan was spotted hanging around for a while.

The Times of India quoted a source as saying, “They took a long stare at each other’s vanity van while the other was shooting,”.
“Yes, Shah Rukh and Salman were present at Mehboob around the same time on Wednesday,” a male attendant from Mehboob confirmed.

Priyanka Chopra replaces Madhuri Dixit


Indian origin US filmmaker Krishna Shah, is planning to cast Bollywood stunner, Priyanka Chopra in the lead role in a biopic on late prime minister Indira Gandhi. The film will be titled ‘Mother: The Indira Gandhi Story’. It is gonna be a big budget flick divided into two parts. Shah is working on the casting with Academy Award winning make-up artiste Jenny Shircore.

Shircore believes that Priyanka is the only Bollywood actress whom she can make look like Indira Gandhi after some prosthetic work on her face, Shircore says Priyanka’s face matches that of the late prime minister.

Shah said in a statement, “Yes, I am in conversation with Jenny who thinks that Priyanka is the one who can fit in the character of Indira, but it will be too premature to talk about casting as we have not approached anybody as yet,”

Shah is reportedly also in conversation with other actors like Albert Finney, Emily Watson, Tom Hanks and Tommy Lee Jones to play other characters in the film.

There are several changes made in the script of the movie.

“The script has been reworked after I got my hands on Richard Nixon’s personal tapes related to the 1971 Bangladesh War. My research has changed the script a lot and now we are looking at casting an appropriate face for Indira Gandhi’s character,”
said Shah.

Waow!! Now this flick sounds super interesting. I am sure Piggy Chops will do an amazing job.

Katrina Kaif is the brand ambassador of Etihad Airways


Bollywood princess, Katrina Kaif is the brand ambassador of Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, an official said.

In the presence of Etihad Airways’ vice-president (Marketing) Andrew Ward and and country manager (India) Neerja Bhatia, the announcement will be made in Mumbai on Tuesday.

According to an official, “positioning itself as a frontrunner in the increasingly competitive luxury airline segment, Etihad Airways is constantly developing and communicating its unmatched and uncompromised service to patrons.”

“With a vision to be a truly 21st century global airline, the association with Katrina Kaif will further symbolize Etihad Airways’ brand attributes, showcasing young, premium and fresh approach to service in the air and on the ground,” the official added.

Katrina, currently ranks as the top Bollywood star and has soared to this position in less than seven years, which has resulted in a string of awards to her credit.

Katrina loves her sisters


Katrina Kaif is one actress who also stays in news for her love towards her family. She often takes break from her work and visits her sisters in London and keep gifting them loads of stuff.

In a recent interview, she revealed to us the one gift she enjoyed giving her sisters. It was some identical jewellery pieces. She visited a shop of the jewellery brand that she endorses and brought some nice pieces.

“I had no time and hence I went to the store and got all them one piece of jewellery each,” she reveals. “And I found that it is efficient as I see them wearing it whenever I meet them,” she smiles.

Kats is set to launch her sister Isabelle in the film industry

Sonakshi should know her limits


Renowned actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha’s daughter Sonakshi is all set to debuts in Bollywood this coming September, her mother has a lot to say to her. Mommy Sinha says, Sonakshi is a free bird. She is free to do what she wants on the big screen, but she must not cross the limits set by the family.

“As an actress, Sonakshi has every right to decide what she wants to do and what she doesn’t want to do. It is basically her call. There is a limit for everything and, of course, every family has its own ‘maryaada’ (rules). We have already told her that we have certain ‘maryaada’ and she shouldn’t cross her limits,” Poonam, an actress herself, told us.

Sonakshi, 23, who stars opposite Salman Khan in “Dabangg”, has announced that she is not inclined towards doing any item numbers and has not worn any provocative clothes in the film.

We wish Sonakshi all the very best for her flick Dabangg

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